Choose your fund

From our endangered native wildlife, to heritage buildings and student scholarships, there are varied fundraising activities that you can support:

The Enabling Excellence Fund

This staff-funded scholarship fund will provide grants and scholarships to students in hardship. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to those students who would otherwise be unable to afford university study.

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The Professor Brian Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund

Named in memory of the late Professor Brian Murphy, who was acting head of the Department of Commerce at Massey’s College of Business, the scholarship will specifically support senior students (Post Grad, Masters or PhD) from the School of Management or the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing in the fields of market research, future studies, or ethics at Massey University.

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The Sir Neil Waters Scholarship Fund

Named after former Vice-Chancellor Sir Neil Waters, this scholarship fund supports postgraduate students studying at the New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study (NZIAS), an institute where scholars of exceptional calibre pursue interdisciplinary fundamental scholarships.

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College Funds

College Funds are to be used at the discretion of the College Pro-Vice Chancellor (with approval from the Foundation board) for the development and advancement of the College.

Massey Business School Development Fund

By contributing to the Massey Business School you will play a significant role in the future of the School, its students and the continued implementation of our mission: Creating leaders, Transforming business. To read more about their priorities visit the MBS Development Fund Website

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College of Creative Arts Development Fund

The College of Creative Arts provides a thriving, well-resourced and inspiring learning environment that fosters research, scholarship and creative practice. It comprises the internationally recognised School of Design and School of Art, and the newly established School of Music and Creative Media Production.

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College of Sciences Development Fund

Massey University's College of Sciences' world-leading scientists are internationally-acclaimed and ranked. Our programmes of study and research attract world-leading academics and we have active research collaborations with the world's most prestigious scientific institutions.

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College of Health Development Fund

Massey University College of Health is a dynamic hub of leading academics and researchers working together to solve the global health challenges of the 21st century.

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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences has a vital part to play in developing the creativity, critical thinking and social cohesion that help shape what Massey calls the new New Zealand. The support of staff is vital to the continued success of our College. Your contribution will help us to support future projects and our outstanding staff and students whether through scholarships, research funding or support which we could otherwise not provide.

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Office of Māori and Pasifika Development Fund

The Office of Maori and Pasifika is committed to fostering and promoting Maori and Pasifika success by creating a teaching and learning environment where our students can flourish.

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The Advancement Fund (Unrestricted Gifts)

Unrestricted gifts will be endowed and the proceeds used to ensure that teaching, research and learning at Massey remain first class, allowing us to drive New Zealand forward. Unrestricted gifts are often the hardest gifts for the Foundation to solicit – but can be some of the most valuable. Your gift will be used for teaching, research, facilities and scholarship at the discretion of the Foundation board.

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Wildbase Research & Scholarship Fund

This fund supports research into the health and welfare of native New Zealand wildlife, to better understand and protect these unique creatures. The postgraduate research carried out by Wildbase is imperative for issues of fauna conservation, both in New Zealand and the rest of the world.

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Lewis Fitch Veterinary Research Fund

The Lewis Fitch Veterinary Research Fund was established in 1990 following the death of Dr Lewis Fitch OBE. Through his bequest, the fund continues the long association he had with Massey University having been a member of the Veterinary Science Faculty in its formative years.

The Lewis Fitch Fund supports innovative, quality scientific research projects in the field of Veterinary Science. It gives priority to new or early career researchers who often find it difficult to secure major funding support.

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The Innovation Fund

Massey University is a hive of invention and innovation. Many of those inventions have the power to change the world. Discoveries like finding a cure for treatment-resistant TB, or developing an environmentally-friendly treatment to grow bigger, healthier and more resistant plants to feed the world. Our University is home to some of the greatest minds in the world.

Yet, our researchers sometimes struggle to find funding to support the development of ideas. This is particularly true of early stage research projects that often require relatively small sums of money (between $10,000 and $50,000) to validate ideas so that they reach the 'proof of concept' stage where they might attract larger scale funding. Funding for these projects is often almost impossible to find with the result that many promising projects disappear before they even reach proof of concept.

Massey University Foundation is working alongside the Massey University Commercialisation Team to identify some of the most promising and appealing early stage research projects and is actively seeking donations to fund the required research which would allow them to reach proof of concept.

If any of these projects are successfully commercialised, and the Intellectual Property generates net revenue, the Foundation shares a proportion of the profits.

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The Library Fund

To support the development of collections at the Massey University Library, in particular to fund the purchase of rare books for the library, including limited editions to develop the Bagnall collection of NZ and Pacific material. This fund aims to fulfil the Library’s mission to provide resources to serve the Massey University community for years to come.

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Vet Teaching Hospital

Every year, hundreds of sick and injured pets are treated at Massey University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH). The VTH Fund provides the equipment and expertise needed to allow our vets to offer its services to as many animals in need of care as possible.

The fund also provides financial assistance through “Not So Lucky” grants given to animal owners who are unable to meet the full costs of specialist veterinary care required to treat and often save the life of pets referred to the Hospital. The fund ensures all patients get the very best care available to them. Not So Lucky funding is distributed on a per-case basis at the discretion of the Vet Teaching Hospital’s Director.

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Refectory Restoration Project

Opened in 1931 the Refectory fast became the heart of a vibrant young agricultural college, a place to eat and socialise. By 1964 the agricultural college had become a university and its student numbers had expanded beyond the Refectory’s capabilities. A new dining hall was built and the Refectory was converted into teaching space

Now, after several more changes of function and years of wear and tear, the building stands empty and in need of urgent repair and earthquake strengthening.

Now Massey will restore the Refectory and it will once more become the heart of the campus. The original ground floor spaces which housed the dining hall and student common room will be restored to their former architectural glory and used again as social spaces. The first floor, once home to the Matron and staff quarters, will be transformed into the university’s headquarters and home to the University Council.

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